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Hot, Crumbly Buttery Love in a Biscuit

Monica May & Kristen Trattner | Nickel Diner

Two women and plate of biscuits

Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories celebrates L.A. history, heritage, and communities through the lens of bread.

With warm biscuits, strawberry jam, and infectious smiles, Monica May and Kristen Trattner have built a community of trust in Downtown L.A. They share with us how the familiarity of a warm biscuit transcends cultures and brings the taste of grandmotherly love to their community. 

Click on the link above to watch Monica and Kristen’s L.A. bread story.

Two women sitting at table

She makes people think of their grandmothers with this bread. And you don't taste grandmother very much in food anymore– and that is what makes it unique. You are eating from women’s hands.

Kristen Trattner on Monica May’s biscuits


To see what's cooking at the Nickel Diner, check out nickeldiner.com or visit them at 524 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.


Have you visited the Nickel Diner or know of another L.A. breadmaker who lovingly connects with their community? We want to hear from you! Join the conversation on social media and tag us @NHMLA with #kneadedLA.

Following the success of Kneaded: L.A. Bread Stories, we're celebrating the history, heritage, and communities of Los Angeles through the lens of different cultural traditions. This year, L.A. at Play highlights the vibrant and visionary work of artisans who fabricate dolls and figurines using a variety of techniques and materials.